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House of the Dead 4: A Review
House of the Dead 4 is a horror-themed light gun shooter arcade game and the fourth installment of the House of the Dead video game series, developed by Sega. The game takes place between the events of The House of the Dead 2 and The House of the Dead III, and introduced several new gameplay concepts.
Players can control characters James Taylor, from The House of the Dead 2 (on the left side), or Kate Green, a new character to the series (on the right side). The game was followed by House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. The House of the Dead 4 is the first game to run on the Sega Lindbergh arcade system board.
Player characters are equipped with submachine guns in this game, as opposed to semiautomatic pistols in the first two or shotguns in the third. The gun will fire in fully automatic mode as long as the trigger is depressed, and can be reloaded by shaking it or pointing away from the screen. Players can also find and throw grenades to destroy large numbers of enemies at once. Additional grenades can be earned by completing certain tasks or by shooting crates. At some points in the game, players are required to shake the gun vigorously in order to escape certain situations.
The game features branching paths. Most of the paths lead to the same point in the game's story. As with The House of the Dead III, there is an end-of-stage bonus where players can receive extra lives depending on headshot level combo, accuracy, and score. Another returning factor is the presence of the "Cancel" bar. The game runs on a critical shots counter where the player is encouraged to shoot the enemy's weak points rather than spraying ammo at the enemy. It starts off as Good, Excellent, Amazing and then Perfect. Getting hit, or killing an enemy not by the weak point resets the counter.
The most common enemies have three attacks: a "normal attack", a "grab," and a "push". The foremost inflicts one point of damage, while the second forces a shaking sequence that, if successful, pushes back attackers for easier disposal, but if unsuccessful, will result in the player being bitten or the player's character being knocked down and vulnerable.
The game is set in 2023, three years after The House of the Dead III. James Taylor and Kate Green are working together as AMS agents to stop another outbreak of zombies created by Caleb Goldman, who was behind both incidents in The House of the Dead II and III. They discover that Goldman has built a massive building called "The Goldman Building" in Venice, Italy, where he plans to release his final legacy to humanity: Emperor, a humanoid creature designed to be "the ultimate life form". James and Kate fight their way through hordes of zombies and other creatures to reach Goldman's headquarters and stop his plan.
Along their journey, they encounter several characters who either help or hinder them: G (Gary Stewart), James' former partner who survived his wounds from The House of the Dead III; Ryan Taylor, James' younger brother who works as an AMS agent; Daniel Curien, Dr. Curien's son who was rescued by Lisa Rogan in The House of the Dead III; Thornheart, a mysterious man who claims to be Goldman's successor; and Emperor itself, which has its own will and questions its purpose.
The game has six chapters and multiple endings depending on how well players perform throughout their playthrough.
The House of the Dead 4 received generally positive reviews from critics. It was praised for its graphics, sound effects, voice acting, gameplay innovations, and replay value. However, it was also criticized for its high difficulty level, lack of online features, and limited availability outside Japan.
The game was adapted into a ride attraction called The House of the Dead 4 Special at Sega Joypolis in Tokyo, Japan. The attraction features a large screen, motion seats, and a new storyline that follows James and Kate after the events of the main game.
A PlayStation 3 version featuring support for PlayStation Move and the two stages from The House of the Dead 4 Special was released on April 17, 2012 on the PlayStation Network.
House of the Dead 4 is a thrilling and challenging arcade game that offers a lot of fun and excitement for fans of the series and the genre. It is a worthy addition to the House of the Dead franchise and a testament to Sega's expertise in creating immersive and engaging light gun shooters. If you are looking for a game that will test your skills and reflexes, House of the Dead 4 is a great choice.